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November 18-24, 2019
Exhibits: November 22-24, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV

Be part of the excitement at LDI2019 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. 

New Technology Breakfasts 

Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

  • Lighting & Projection: 
    Friday, November 22, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Audio, Staging & Rigging: 
    Saturday, November 23, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Special Effects & Lasers: 
    Saturday, November 23, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

LiveX Symposium

Wednesday, November 20 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas

XLIVE and LDI present a full-day symposium on Experiential Immersive Design. From brand experiences to cutting-edge entertainment, the experience is the thing, and the more immersive the better. Meet the players, from the agencies that serve as the creative catalysts for brand experiences and producers that create immersive entertainment events to the designers who bring them to life with an arsenal of high-tech tools, in a full day of panels and talks, plus an off-site visit to an immersive experience in Las Vegas. Register today!

LDI 5K Fun Run

Friday, November 22 from 6:00AM – 8:00AM

Introducing the first annual LDI 5K Fun Run to be held Friday, November 22 from 6AM to 8AM at the Las Vegas Convention Center. All proceeds of the Fun Run will benefit the Behind the Scenes charity, which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. Participants can enjoy post-run beer, water, and donuts, courtesy of Ambersphere Solutions Ltd, the exclusive UK sales, support, service, and training center for Astera, Ayrton, MA Lighting, Robert Juliat, and Zactrack entertainment lighting products.

LDI2019 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Friday, November 22, 11:00 AM

Join the LDI team as we cut the ribbon to launch LDI2019! (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

#LDI2019 #BoothCrawl and Scavenger Hunt: LDI Exhibit Hall Floor 

Friday, November 22, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join our sponsors and Live Design on a Booth Crawl that includes free drinks, and a scavenger hunt, with a chance to win cash cards, 2020 conference passes and more! (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:30 PM–4:00 PM

All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the tenth annual LDI Portfolio and Website Review. Bring your portfolio and/or device to get tips one-on-one from the industry's top professionals. Co-moderated by Brackley Frayer and Deanna Fitzgerald. To register in advance, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aca829a7fc1-ldiportfolio or email Deanna Fitzgerald at deannafitzgerald@mac.com. All participants receive a free floor pass to LDI2019.

Saturday, November 23, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The Light Talk podcast features four seasoned professional lighting designers and educators— Lumen Brothers Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), and David Jacques (California State University Long Beach) and honorary Lumen Sister Anne McMills (San Diego State University)—who discuss the latest topics and developments in the world of entertainment and architectural lighting design and offer sage, and sometimes controversial advice to professionals and students of lighting design. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and they can be as silly as they are informative. Join us for a live taping and toss out questions and topics at LDI. http://lighttalk.org

Shaking Things Up: The Case For Diversity In Live Events

Saturday, November 23, 12:30PM-1:30PM – Live Experience Lounge

Enjoy a shake and great conversation about diversity and inclusivity in our industry. Moderated by Andrea Jepson, you’ll meet the recipients of the Pat MacKay scholarships and join a panel of professionals in a conversation on how inclusive practices in hiring and training lead to a diverse workforce, the effects of implicit bias in the choices we make for ourselves and about others, and how cognitive diversity changes the conversation.
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Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarship Recipients

Saturday, November 23, 12:30-1:30pm – Live Experience Lounge

Join us in celebrating the inaugural recipients of the Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships introduced to support the underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment design. These student winners of the scholarships—Nina Field, Mackenzie Gauthier, Joss Green, Tyler Christian Harris, Amara McNeil, Sydney Smith—are currently enrolled in lighting, digital media, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level. They will participate in "Shaking Things Up: The Case For Diversity In Live Events" on Saturday, November 23, 12:30PM-1:30PM and be announced at the LDI Awards ceremony on the show floor at 5:30PM on Saturday.

LDI Booth Awards in the Live Experience Lounge

Saturday, November 23, 5:30 PM

Join us as we award the best products on the market. (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

Sunday Sensory Stroll

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 AM

Welcoming families affected by Autism to explore the LDI show floor, check out the lighting and video displays at various booths, immersive in an interactive sensory booth featuring various lighting and audio-visual set-ups. (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

"Pop Up" MFA Recruiting with URTA

Sunday, November 24

Join LDI and URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) for the first annual "POP UP" URTAs at LDI. A fabulous opportunity for anyone considering graduate school to meet and interview with professional faculty and present their design portfolio to multiple MFA programs from across the nation. You must register for this session in advance at: https://www.urta.com/ldi. For more information, email Sara Ross at sross@urta.com. All participants receive a free LDI2019 Exhibit Hall Badge.

LDI After Dark

Las Vegas opens its arms – and dance floors – to LDI2019 attendees.

Present your LDI2019 badge for free entry into the hottest clubs in town. It’s the perfect way to check out the gear as you dance the night away. Each night will have exclusive VIP expedited entry and access to special VIP table booking options.(Included with your LDI2019 badge)

  • Thursday, Nov 21 – Hakkasan Nightclub LDI OFFICIAL KICK-OFF PARTY
  • Friday, Nov 22 – Jewel Nightclub
  • Saturday, Nov 23 – OMNIA Nightclub
  • Sunday, Nov 24 – Hakkasan Nightclub